Whats goin to happen to scottish football now? For nearly everyone outside scotland, scottish football had zero appeal, it was seen as a bit of a joke really. The only thing that gave anybody any interest was the 'old firm' games. Now Rangers have been relegated(and rightly so by the way) scottish football doesn't seem to have anything to offer. Whats goin to happen? Will sky sports be interested in covering the games anymore, will big sponsors pull out? Sorry if this has already been discussed before, but whats goin to happen if this kind of money is taken away from them? Seriously if I was a fan of scottish football, i'd be worried.
This has been discussed before, and basically no-one knows yet.
There isn't a tv deal signed for the SPL next season yet.
Sky were rumoured to be heavily in favour of the Div 1 solution.
Celtic still get good audiences worldwide whoever they are playing.
The fans have spoken out and pretty much all of them have said they won't renew season tickets or attend games unless Rangers get dropped to the foot of the table, so the clubs were in line to lose a lot of money either way. They've chosen to lose money and not alienate their support, as the lesser of two evils.
Long-term, this could be very good for Scottish football. A league which is less dependant on two big clubs means less financial uncertainty generally, which has to help in developing and training a better class of player. They may lose a few of the superstars, but that's always been a risk for Scottish teams, even the Old Firm.
In the process, other clubs may well go to the wall, but there's always the route back by dropping to Div 3 as a new club. (Unless you're there already. Then you're probably screwed.)